West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has confirmed his retirement from international cricket. He stated that the T20 World Cup Super-12 match against Australia on Saturday will be his last game in the maroon colours.
Bravo, 38, had quit international cricket in the past as well. He came out of retirement to try and help West Indies defend the championship, which they won in 2016. The legend has played all seven 20-over World Cups and helped his country to lift the trophy in 2012 and 2016. He has 90 T20I caps for his nation and has appeared in more than 500 matches across all formats.
Bravo said, “I think the time has come.” He added, “I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it, I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.”
“To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain Daren Sammy on the left here. One thing I am proud about is that in the era of cricketers we had we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage and not only do that but have silverware to show for it.”
“For me now I want to try and pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players,” he said. “I think in the white-ball formats West Indies cricket has a bright future and it’s important for us to keep supporting the guys and keep encouraging them.”
“It wasn’t the World Cup we expected, it wasn’t the World Cup we wanted as players. We shouldn’t feel sorry for ourselves, it was a tough competition, we should keep our heads high.”
West Indies have lost three of their four matches in the ongoing Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup and is out of the tournament after yesterday’s defeat against Sri Lanka.
Bravo has 2968 runs in the ODI format with 199 wickets, in the longest format, he scored 2200 runs with 86 wickets to his name. In the shortest format, Bravo smashed 1245 runs along with 78 wickets.